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Notre Dame de Paris

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A musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo

Book & Lyrics: Luc Plamondon: Music by Richard Cocciante: English lyrics by Will Jennings

Palais de Congrès, Paris - October 1998

Dominion Theatre, London - 23 May, 2000 - Presented by Michael White (575 performances)


Quasimodo loves Esmeralda, but she loves Captain Phoebus, already engaged to Fleur de Lys but flattered by the gipsy girl’s attentions. Meantime the priest, Frollo, harbours carnal desires for Esmeralda and, egged on by Gringoire, jealously tries to stab Phoebus to death. Esmeralda is accused of the attempted murder and imprisoned.

Frollo offers to help her escape in return for sexual favours, but Quasimodo frees her and hides her in the belfry at
Notre Dame Cathedral. The homeless refugee Clopin and his gang invade the cathedral to free Esmeralda, but the invaders are attacked by Captain Phoebus and his regiment. Clopin is killed. Frollo betrays the hiding place of Esmeralda and Phoebus is forced to arrest her and announce she will hang. Quasimodo throws Frollo from the top of the belfry and rushes to save Esmeralda. He is too late. He retrieves her corpse and dies alongside her.

Original London Cast:


Cynthia Akanga-Guibard; Stéphane Boko; Rod Buchanan; Darren Charles; Anthony Chasset; Florence Deretz; Miki Ferguson; Ema Gilbert; Nathan Gladwell; Inés Hernandez; Phénix Lin; Isire Makuloluwe; Alec Mann; Nuria Martinez; Amy Mason; Jorge More Calderon; Sharmila Murkeji; Jayne Pope; Richard Roe; Sandra Sevin; Giulio Scatola; Melanie Teall; Sorrell Thomas; Sô Verheugen

Acrobats & Breakdancers

Darren Haddrell; Jerome Jackson; Nicholas Lewis; Kader Nadjar; Yan Perrière; Matthieu Simard; Sébastien Stella; Alvin Tam; Neil Tended



Musical Numbers


  1. Ouverture
  2. Le temps des cathedrales - Gringoire
  3. Les sans-papiers - Clopin
  4. Intervention de frollo - Frollo - Phobus
  5. Bohémienne - Esmeralda
  6. Esmeralda tu sais - Clopin
  7. Ces diamants-la - Fleur -De-Lys, Phobus
  8. La fête des fous - Gringoire, La Foule
  9. Le pape des fous - Quasimodo
  10. La sorcière - Frollo, Quasimodo
  11. L'enfant trouve - Quasimodo
  12. Les portes de Paris - Gringoire
  13. Tentative d'enlèvement - Phobus, Esmeralda
  14. La cour des miracles - Clopin, Choeur des Exclus, Esmeralda
  15. Le mot Phobus - Esmeralda, Gringoire
  16. Beau comme le soleil - Esmeralda, Fleur -De-Lys
  17. Déchiré - Phobus
  18. Anarkia - Frollo, Gringoire
  19. A boire - Frollo - Chour - Quasimodo
  20. Belle - Quasimodo, Frollo, Phobus
  21. Ma maison c'est ta maison - Quasimodo, Esmeralda
  22. Ave Maria Paten - Esmeralda
  23. Je sens ma vie qui bascule - Frollo
  24. Tu vas me detruire - Frollo
  25. L'ombre - Phobus, Frollo
  26. Le val d'amour - Gringoire, Choeurs, Phobus
  27. La volupté - Phobus, Esmeralda
  28. Fatalité - Gringoire, Frollo, Clopin,Fleur-de-Lys, Quasimodo


  1. Florence - Frollo - Gringoire
  2. Les cloches - Gringoire, Frollo, Quasimodo
  3. Où est-elle? - Frodo, Gringoire, Clopin
  4. Les oiseaux qu'on met en cage  - Esmeralda, Quasimodo
  5. Condamnés - Clopin
  6. Le procès - Frollo, Esmerelda
  7. La torture - Frollo, Esmerelda
  8. Phobus - Esmeralda
  9. Etre prêtre et aimer une femme - Frollo
  10. La monture - Fleur-de-Lys
  11. Je reviens vers toi - Phobus
  12. Visite de Frollo á Esmeralda - Frollo,Esmeralda
  13. Un matin tu dansais - Frollo, Esmeralda
  14. Libérés - Quasimodo, Clopin, Gringoire, Esmerelda
  15. Lune - Gringoire
  16. Je te laisse un sifflet - Quasimodo
  17. Dieu que le monde. est injuste - Quasimodo
  18. Vivre - Esmeralda
  19. L'attaque de Notre-Dame - Clopin, Frollo, Phobus, Esmeralda
  20. Déportés - Phobus
  21. Mon maître, mon sauveur - Quasimodo, Frollo
  22. Donnez-la moi - Quasimodo
  23. Danse mon Esmeralda - Quasimodo
  24. Le temps des cathedrales - Gringoire et tous